No horsing around: super-fast Hendra test developed

20 Jul 2021

people in a stall with a horseUniversity of Queensland vets are diagnosing the deadly Hendra virus in horses faster than ever, developing a diagnostic point-of-care kit that can detect the pathogen in under an hour, rather than days.

Veterinarian Professor Ben Ahern (pictured) said a rapid point-of-care diagnostic test to detect Hendra infections in horses has been sorely needed for decades.

Read the full story